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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
Canterbury kitchen fire sparks safety warnings
Incident details
KFRS crews were called to a  kitchen fire in St Andrews Close, Canterbury.  The occupant was alerted by the heat detector sounding but suffered light smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene by ambulance staff. Fire crews extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.  They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke. 
 
The fire was believed to have been caused by leaving cooking unattended.  KFRS firefighters are taking the opportunity to highlight the dangers and remind everyone that leaving cooking unattended can cause a fire.  Tips include: 
- Don't leave pans on the hob when you're not around. Take them off the heat if you have to leave the kitchen and switch off the hob 
- If a pan catches fire turn off the heat and allow it to cool completely 
- Don’t try to move the pan if it is on fire 
- It’s safer to leave firefighting to the professionals, leave the room and close the door on the fire. Get everyone out of your home and call the fire service on 999 
 
 
Start date and time
16/11/2017 13:33
Stop date and time
16/11/2017 14:40
Saint Andrews Close
canterbury
Kent
CT1 2RT
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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